I've been waiting my whole life to have a fat eating disorder role model. Someone who didn't talk about binge eating disorder because I didn't suffer from that & fat people don't just suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. I've been waiting for a fat person in the media, who is popular and celebrated for their recovery & survivorship. We need more spokespeople and influencers like this. This year I've figured out that maybe I am the role model I always needed. I'm the role model I was waiting for. Wouldn't it be great to continue seeing fat people as eating disorder recovery spokespeople. Eating Disorders have very little to do with our bodies & are very much about control. Body size & Body Type does not tell you the severity, seriousness or type of eating disorder someone has. It is a mental illness. You do not have to be hospitalised for your disorder to be serious and very deadly dangerous. Remember treatment in a lot of cases is about early intervention. There is also a lot of areas we can improve to help sufferers of larger sizes & the stigmas around their bodies/disorder. So let's make some noise & make sure all of our stories are told. I really want to educate the world that what you look like has no bearing on if you suffer from an eating disorder or the severity of one. It would be wonderful to see fat speakers at eating disorder conferences & bust myths around what a recovered & suffering bodies looks like. The hardest thing about sharing my story has been the doubt, the mean comments & even comments from eating disorder sufferers who doubt & ridicule me. I never suffered from binge eating disorder. I suffered from EDNOS now known as OSFED. It's my mission to make sure young girls who are starving, over exercising & stuck in the deep darkness of eating disorders aren't turned away or left with no treatment because of their size. Tag your favourite eating disorder survivor, treatment team or organisation in this post. Let's change perceptions and most importantly make sure there are more role models to look to for recovery.